If you need expert assistance from employment solicitors in Liverpool, we can help. Please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 for practical advice and support from experienced specialists. You can also contact us online and one of our friendly team will call you at a time that works for you.
No matter how large or small the problem you’re facing, we’ve the skills and expertise to help you through it. Our employment solicitors can provide you with immediate, practical legal advice on your situation. We’ve experience in a full range of employment disputes, conflicts and issues, so are perfectly placed to support you.
Bullying, harassment and discrimination
No one should have to put up with bullying, harassment or discrimination at work. It’s simply unacceptable. Unfortunately though, these problems do happen. If you’ve reported instances of bullying or intimidating behaviour from a colleague or superior in the workplace but your employer has failed to act - or is indeed the person instigating the bullying behaviour in the first place - it’s time to seek legal advice.
Our employment solicitors can also act for you if you’ve experienced discrimination at work. It’s against the law for your employer to treat you any differently based on what’s known as a ‘protected characteristic’. The list of protected characteristics includes:
- Relationship status
- Sexual orientation
- Maternity or parental leave
- Religion or beliefs
Direct discrimination is when you’re denied opportunities or treated differently to other employees - for example, being paid less than colleagues at the same level. Indirect discrimination is when a particular practice or policy within the company unfairly disadvantages a group of people compared to other employees.
If you believe you’ve experienced either direct or indirect discrimination in the workplace and you want to find out what your legal options are, speak to our employment solicitors for immediate advice. Call freephone 0808 175 8000 or use our online form to arrange a convenient callback.
If you and your employer can’t agree on the terms of your employment or a clause in your contract, it’s time for a legal expert to step in. Our employment solicitors have acted for clients facing contract disputes and have found resolutions even when there seemed no hope of agreement.
We can also advise you on any issues you’re unsure of with a new or existing contract and help you to negotiate new terms.
Unfair or constructive dismissal
If your employer has terminated your employment and you believe the reason for doing so was unfair, you could have a case for unfair dismissal. Our lawyers here at Slater and Gordon have extensive experience in unfair dismissal cases, where an employer breaks the law by dismissing an employee without good reason.
Your employer is within his or her rights to terminate your employment for reasons of incompetence, negligence, poor conduct or lack of punctuality. You can also be dismissed if you’ve been dishonest during the recruitment process, for example by exaggerating qualifications or failing to disclose a criminal offence.
However, if your employer can’t prove that any of these legally acceptable reasons were applicable in your case, they may be guilty of unfair dismissal. Our employment solicitors can also make a case for unfair dismissal if your employer didn’t follow the correct procedures or give you enough notice, as outlined in your contract of employment.
We can help with cases of constructive dismissal too. This describes situations where you may have felt that you were unable to continue in your position and were forced to resign as a result. For example, if your employer has demonstrated intimidating or bullying behaviour, or suddenly changes the terms of your employment in a way that’s unacceptable.
If you’ve been dismissed or have had no choice but to resign, it’s very important to ensure you have the right legal representation in order to prove unfair or constructive dismissal. Our employment law team has years of experience and an impressive track record in these types of claims, so we’re the ideal choice to handle your case.
To discuss the situation and for honest, realistic advice about your legal options, call us on freephone 0808 175 8000. You can also contact us online and one of our employment solicitors will arrange to give you a call at a date and time that suits your schedule.
Our employment solicitors also have extensive experience in cases involving:
- Sickness absence
- Temporary and part-time workers’ rights
- Bonus disputes
- Settlement agreements
- Equal pay disputes
- Professional negligence
- Professional discipline
Whatever your legal issue, you can rely on us for expert guidance and support.
The benefits of choosing Slater and Gordon
Nationally, Slater and Gordon Lawyers has a reputation for excellence in the field of employment law. Our employment lawyers are well known for their skill and experience, as well as impressive track record when it comes to resolving cases to the benefit of our clients.
When you choose our experts to work on your case, you can take advantage of our decades of collective experience. Our aim is to represent your interests and secure a resolution that works for you. We’ll fight your corner and stand up for your rights, as well as providing you with the information you need to make informed choices about your future.
To find out more or to talk to us about a problem you’re facing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us direct on freephone 0808 175 8000 or arrange a callback via our online enquiry form. Whatever the circumstances, our employment solicitors are here for you.